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Stapled haemorrhoidectomy offers substantial benefits

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7281.303 (Published 03 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:303
  1. Garth C Beattie, specialist registrar in general surgery,
  2. Malcolm A Loudon, consultant colorectal surgeon ([email protected])
  1. Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, County Down BT35 8DR
  2. Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5AH

    EDITOR—Brisinda's synopsis of the contemporary treatment of haemorrhoids was timely and comprehensive.1 We have recently undertaken a detailed questionnaire survey of all 800 general and colorectal specialist surgeons in the United Kingdom and Ireland; with the exception of a few specific treatments, such as the injection of botulinum toxin for sphincter spasm, all the treatment modalities mentioned are currently used with varying degrees of popularity.2

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